Have YOU ever felt like a failure? So much of a failure that you just stopped trying?
If so, you are NOT alone. On these pages you will find stories of many famous people who felt like they were NOTHING at one time and often had given up trying.
I have READ of many people considered failures that went on to be VERY FAMOUS.
Failure is a learning tool. Thomas Edison failed a thousand times before he invented the light bulb. Failure is trying to do things others have not considered. It is a temporary byproduct of creativity. It is challenging the learning process. It is experiential education at work. The real winners in life tolerate failure and the agony it produces. Success is achieved by those who are willing to take risk and lose.
[Editor: I like the quote above BUT it is not always true. Some individuals can spend a whole lifetime trying to follow dreams and not get any closer to them before they die. Sometimes, if you have tried and cannot make a success of your dream, then it may be just a dream. You may have to be practical and try something conventional and work on your dreams on a part-time basis or as a hobby instead of a full-time occupation.]
Ever heard of AIM? AOL Instant Messenger?
|See what the CEO of AOL says…
“If everything you do works, you are not trying hard enough.”
“I want to find people who have had to work hard and who have learned from their failures.
Perseverance is no guarantee you’ll succeed, but without it, it’s almost guaranteed you won’t”
- Steve Case, CEO of America on- Line
HE FAILED …..
This person:At age 22 – Failed in business;
At age 23 – Was defeated for the State Legislature: At age 24 – Again failed in business;
At age 25 – Was elected to the State Legislature;
At age 26 – His sweetheart died;
At age 27 – He suffered a nervous breakdown;
At age 29 – Was defeated for speaker;
At age 31 – Was defeated for elector;
At age 34 – Was defeated for Congress;
At age 37 – Was elected to Congress;
At age 39 – Was defeated for Congress;
At age 46 – Was defeated for the Senate;
At age 47 – Was defeated for Vice-President;At age 49 – Was defeated for the Senate;
At age 51 – Was elected President of the United States.
This person was Abraham Lincoln.
Do you ever feel like a failure? Do you think Abraham Lincoln did?
Do Not you let your failure stop you in doing good things.
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Ben Carson was considered by all except his mother to be a failure. Find out what he does now and ask yourself, “Is Ben a failure?”
For a TV Interview of Ben Carson, see below
Ben Carson at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast
Gifted Hands – The Ben Carson Story
For more stories like the above, see…
Howard Hughes -A mental genius, an emotional cripple.
Many Others …. coming soon to a page near you!